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Old 07-19-2011, 05:56 AM
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Default Any tips for replacing Door Weatherstrip?

My '00 Ranger 4x4 had been T-Boned some years back and the replacement doors on the driver side are now allowing more air-noise at highway speed. My hearing is bad enough already, so I don't want to just crank up my radio louder... In the hope of getting back to a quieter ride, I bought weather stripping for both sides. The body shop had done a good job, so the door fit is good, and the hinge bolt tight.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:58 AM
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Default Re: Any tips for replacing Door Weatherstrip?

when youre pulling the old weatherstip off you need to be careful of the clips that hold it in they like to break and idk if the new strip comes with them...whan will make the job easier is go to an auto parts store and get a clip removal tool
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:45 AM
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Default Re: Any tips for replacing Door Weatherstrip?

The heat cooled down to about 79 degrees in the early evening before twilight, so I got onto the job of replacing the weatherstripping. Took about 1.5 hours total, but went a lot easier than I expected. I noticed right away that the doors closed tighter. This morning I took it down the road at 70 mph to listen for the road/wind noise. It is greatly reduced, so mission accomplished for about $60 total! I should have done this a year ago.
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